Environmental Economics

Methodology for Designing Cost-Effective Monitoring and Compliance Strategies for Pesticide Use

This report demonstrates the necessity and feasibility of developing a methodology for designing cost-effective monitoring and compliance programs to deal with pesticide misuse. This report provides 1) a conceptual framework that identifies different kinds of pesticide misuse, 2) a methodology for ranking potential misuses in terms of expected environmental and health damages, 3) a procedure for measuring adherence to pesticide label requirements by pesticide users, 4) a behavioral scheme to explain the occurrence of pesticide misuse, 5) alternative strategies to achieve pesticide label compliance, and 6) an assessment of the feasibility of an the need for designing cost-effective monitoring and compliance strategies for pesticide use.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Major Programs and Media
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Enforcement and Monitoring
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Methodology
    Environmental Media:
    d. Chemicals
    d. Chemicals - Pesticides
    Authors:
    Bernstein, Alan D.
    Lowrey, Robert A.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Waddell, Thomas E.
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0053
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    CONSAD Research CorporationAddress: 121 North Highland Avenue
    City: Pittsburgh State: PA ZIP: 15206
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    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Research and Development, Athens Environmental Research Laboratory
    Address:
    City: Athens State: GA ZIP: 30605
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    09/01/1978
    Number of Pages:
    210
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA-600/5-78-020
    68-03-2448
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009